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System Properties Comparison MySQL vs. SpatiaLite

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NameMySQL  Xexclude from comparisonSpatiaLite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWidely used open source RDBMSSpatial extension of SQLite
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached APISpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Relational DBMS
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Score1238.22
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Score1.83
Rank#125  Overall
#2  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.mysql.comwww.gaia-gis.it/­fossil/­libspatialite/­index
Technical documentationdev.mysql.com/­docwww.gaia-gis.it/­gaia-sins/­spatialite_topics.html
DeveloperOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then SunAlessandro Furieri
Initial release19952008
Current release8.0.26, July 20215.0.0, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are availableOpen Source infoMPL 1.1, GPL v2.0 or LGPL v2.1
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
server-less
Data schemeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsyes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoproprietary syntaxno
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabricnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engineyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesno

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